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HONG KONG BAPTIST UNIVERSITY

ENGLISH MAJOR PROGRAMME

COURSE SYLLABUS


ENG

1110

Introduction to the Study of Literature

ENG

1130

Literary Appreciation (for non-English majors)

ENG

1150

English Grammar and Meaning (for English majors)

ENG

1160

Narrative Art

ENG

1180

English Grammar and Meaning (for non-English majors)

ENG

1190

Introduction to the Study of Language

ENG

1211

Oral Communication and Public Speaking

ENG

1212

Academic and Professional Writing

ENG

1220

Literature and Culture

ENG

1260

Language, Culture and Society

ENG

2120

Western Drama

ENG

2130

Literature and Society

ENG

2140

Literature and Persuasion

ENG

2160

Language Acquisition and Language Learning

ENG

2170

Western Poetry and Poetics

ENG

2190

Language Pragmatics

ENG

2240

Research Skills in English Language and Literature

ENG

2260

Text Analysis

ENG

2270

American Popular Fiction after 1950

ENG

2310

Literature, the Arts and Media

ENG

2320

Literary World Masterpieces

ENG

2330

Language in Social Contexts

ENG

2640

Language Change and Language Contact

ENG

2650

Topics in English Grammar

ENG

2660

Vocabulary in Context

ENG

2670

The English Language and Communication across Cultures

ENG

2680

English Phonetics and Phonology

ENG

2720

Creative Writing

ENG

2750

Poetry

ENG

2760

Language and the Humanities




ENG

2820

Comparative Literature: Theory and Methodology




ENG

2830

Western Critical Approaches to Literature




ENG

3280

Major Theme in Literature

ENG

3290

Major Genre in Literature

ENG

3410

Major Movement or Trend in Literature




ENG

3420

Modern Drama




ENG

3430

The Short Story




ENG

3440

Literature and the Nobel Prize




ENG

3450

Language and Gender




ENG

3591-2

Honours Project




ENG

3610

Bilingualism and Bilingual Education




ENG

3640

Special Topic in Linguistics




ENG

3650

Special Topic in Language Studies




ENG

3660

Language and Education




ENG

3670

Discovering Grammars




ENG

3680

Discourse Analysis




ENG

3710

Single Author Forum: Prose Fiction




ENG

3720

Single Author Forum: Poetry




ENG

3730

Single Author Forum: Drama




ENG

3740

Functional Approaches to Grammar




ENG

3750

Special Topic in Comparative Literature

ENG

3760

The Child and Literature




ENG

3770

Literature and Film




ENG

3780

Great Novels in English




ENG

3820

Chinese-Western Literary Relations




ENG

3830

Literature and Translation




ENG

3850

Special Topic in Literature




ENG

3860

Styles and Structures




ENG

3870

American Literature




ENG

3920

Twentieth-Century Literature




ENG

3930

Twentieth-Century Poetry




ENG

3940

Shakespeare and His Contemporaries




ENG

3950

Creative Writing Workshop




ENG

3990

Special Topic in Western Critical Theory




ENG

4710

Advanced Topic in Comparative Literature




ENG

4720

Advanced Topic in Literatures in English




ENG

4730

Advanced Topic in Linguistics




ENG

4740

Advanced Topic in Language Studies




HONG KONG BAPTIST UNIVERSITY

ENGLISH MAJOR PROGRAMME

COURSE SYLLABUS


1. Course Title

Introduction to the Study of Literature


2. Course Code

ENG 1110


3. No. of Units

3 units


4. Offering Department

English Language and Literature


5. Aims & Objectives


1) Nurturing enjoyment and appreciation of literatures written in English and fostering a “reading habit”

2) Providing a foundation for the study of literature written in English

3) Teaching the basic terminology and concepts of literary study

4) Helping students practice literary criticism and understand the tasks of literary scholars


6. Course content

I. A General Introduction to Literature and Literary Criticism

II. Fiction

A. The Nature of Fiction

B. The Elements of Fiction: Plot, Character, Point of View, Tone, Setting and Theme

C. The Short Story

III. Poetry

A. The Nature of Poetry

B. The Elements of Poetry: Diction, Tone, Figurative language, Metrics and Rhyme

& Other Sound Effects

IV. Drama

A. The Nature of Drama

B. The Elements of Drama: Plot, Characterization, Setting and Style

C. Types of Plays

D The Drama and the Theatre


7. Course Intended Learning outcomes (CILOs)





CILO

By the end of the course, students should be able to:




CILO 1

describe and explain the historical origins and types of the major literary genres




CILO 2

evaluate each genre’s development in selected representative texts




CILO 3

demonstrate satisfactory critical thinking, writing and research skills


8. Teaching & Learning Activities (TLAs)





CILO No.

TLAs: Students will be asked to:




CILO 1

  • report on given course texts and do periodic quizzes




CILO 2

  • participate regularly in class discussions on given literary topics

  • conduct group projects on assigned topics




CILO 3

  • complete in-class writing exercises and a thesis-driven academic prose essay


9. Assessment Methods (AMs)





Type of Assessment

Weighting

CILOs to be addressed

Description of Assessment Tasks




Coursework

50%

1,2,3

Quizzes will test whether students can identify historical origins of different genres.

Group presentations & discussions

2 essays (critical analysis of a story/ a poem/ a play)





Examination

50%

3

The examination will test the student’s ability to address the broad theoretical and practical issues of the course.



10. Textbooks / Recommended readings


Abbs, P., and J. Richardson. The Forms of Poetry. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 1990.

Alexander, M. A History of English Literature. London: Palgrave, 2000.

Alsop, D., and C. Walsh. The Practice of Reading: Interpreting the Novel. London: Macmillan, 1999.

Arp, T. Perrine’s Sound & Sense: An Introduction to Poetry. Massachusetts: Heinle & Heinle, 2002.

Barnet, S., et al. An Introduction to Literature: Fiction, Poetry, Drama. New York: Pearson Longman, 2006.

Bennett, A. An Introduction to Literature, Criticism & Theory. New York: Pearson Longman, 2009.

Bentley, E., ed. The Theory of the Modern Stage: From Artaud to Zola, an Introduction to Modern Theatre & Drama. New York: Penguin, 2008.

Blaine, K. Participating in the Poem: An Introduction to Poetry. Ohio: The Center for Learning, 2000.

Booth, A, and K. Mays, ed. The Norton Introduction to Literature. New York: W.W. Norton, 2010.

Casson, A. English Literature and Composition. Lincoln, Nebraska: Cliffs, 1995.

Collins, S. Approaching Literature. An Introduction to Literary Criticism. London: Hodder and Stoughton, 1992.

Hunter, A. The Cambridge Introduction to the Short Story in English. Cambridge:

Cambridge University Press, 2007.

Hunter, J., A. Booth, and J. Kelly. The Norton Introduction to Poetry. New York: W.W. Norton, 2007.

Johnson, R. Studying Fiction. Manchester: Manchester University Press, 1992.

Kennedy, X. An Introduction to Fiction. New York: Pearson Longman, 2007.

---, and D. Gioia. An Introduction to Poetry. New York: Pearson Longman, 2007.

---, and D. Gioia, ed. Literature: An Introduction to Fiction, Poetry, Drama and Writing. New York: Pearson Longman, 2007.

Lerner, R., S. Meacham, and E. Burns. Western Civilizations: Their History and Their Culture. 12th ed. New York: W. W. Norton, 1993.

Roberts, E. Writing About Literature. 9th ed. New Jersey: Prentice Hall, 1999.

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